Tourist Places

 

The following are some of the important places to visit in District Gurgaon :

Dhankot:

 It lies 11 km west of Gurgaon on Gurgaon - Farrukhnagar Road. Tradition has it that milk was supplied from this place to Guru Dronacharya and his pupils at Gurugram (Gurgaon). It is also identified as Thullkottiha ( of the Buddhist literature) and was visited by Lord Buddha.

Saiyad:  

It lies 3 km west of Gurgaon on Gurgaon Dharampur Road. Traditionally, the site is believed to be the residential place of Guru Dronacharya and his pupils. The site has yielded Painted Grey Ware and late medieval remains.

Ata:

  It is situated 5 kms east of Sohna on Sohna Hathin Road. It had been an important center of art and architecture in the time of Gurjara-Pratiharas. Two beautiful icons-one representing Uma Maheshvara seated on Nandi of early medieval period and other representing Adinath of medieval period.

Sultanpur Lake Bird Sanctuary:

Ten Km from Gurgaon and 42 km from Delhi, the place is a haven for bird lovers. It is a find of Peter Jackson, the world famous authority on bird watching. It was opened for tourists on 6th Feb. 1972. To this lonely and lovely retreat, flock the migrant birds from Europe and Siberia. These birds come here with the onset on winter and return when their colder homes have warmed up. Camping equipment like beds, Chairs, central tables, lights, stoves etc are available at site on hire at reasonable rates. To facilitate bird watching, there are observation hides and watch tower.

Sohna Sulphur Springs and Tourist Complex :

The tiny town with pretty name, Sohna is credited with sulphur springs. This is situated in the heart of the town by the side of a perpendicular rock and is approachable only on foot through small narrow lanes where vehicles can not pass. The water is strongly sulphurate and its temperature varies from 46° C to 51.7C. ° The present site of main kund, called Shiv Kund, is believed to have been the ancient abode of hermits. The hot water is believed to have curative effect on skin infections and diseases like gout and rheumatism. Hindus consider the tank sacred and come for a dip in its water on solar/lunar eclipse and Somavati Amavasya. The complex is studded with an extravagance of colour-ful flowers, trees and shrubs. Its vast landscape with peacocks strutting about grips one with all its beauty and splendor. Sohna by night becomes a wonderland of lights, simply bewitching.

Shama Tourist Complex, Gurgaon :

Named after the Indian popular bird, the Shama Tourist Complex at Gurgaon is located in the heart of the town. It is about 0.5 km away from Gurgaon Bus stand and near to General Hospital of Gurgaon. It has become a favourite motoring stop over a journey to Jaipur side, as it is about 1 km away from Delhi - Jaipur National Highway. 

Where to Stay (in & around Gurgaon):
The Main reputed  places where one can stay are as below:

1.Shama Tourist Complex:   Inside Gurgaon City(0.5 km from Bus Stand)
2.Vatika Garden Retreat:
   Village Karanki (Sohna-Balabhgarh Road, Gurgaon)
3.The Plaza Solitaire:    Delhi-Gurgaon Road, Sector-14, Gurgaon
4.The Bristol Hotel( 5 *):      Adajacent to DLF Qutab Enclave Phase-I, Gurgaon
5.Sohna Tourist Complex:     About 25 km from Gurgaon
6.Saras Tourist Complex:   (Damdama Lake), About 20 km from Gurgaon
7.The Radisson Hotel(5 *):  Near Mahipal on Delhi-Gurgaon Road